Between World Wars, Gay Community Flourished In Berlin

GROSS: throughout the 1920s while the very very early 1930s, there have been movements to try and liberalize the anti-gay legislation or even to eradicate the anti-gay law. And, you understand, some of these everyone was, i do believe, gay-rights activists you know, whose agendas were very similar to agendas of the past few decades that we would recognize today. But there was clearly one stress of this motion to alter the statutory legislation that has been led by somebody called Hans Bluher, in which he did actually combine some sort of homosexual legal rights agenda by having a proto-fascist agenda. Can you talk he stands for in gay Berlin about him and what?

BEACHY: he is a actually fascinating figure. He really arrived on the scene of this very very early youth that is german, in which he ended up being from Berlin. He was raised in Berlin. And then he has also been exposed as being a pupil into the homosexual liberties motion prior to the World that is first War. Read more